Château Lafite Rothschild, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Lafite Rothschild, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Charles Chevallier Optimum Drinking: 2017-2050 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Neal Martin ( Code: 101201 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Château Lafite Rothschild 2000 took full advantage of the great 2000 Bordeaux vintage – earning a 100-point Wine Spectator rating.

Visiting Lafite Rothschild is always a highlight of our annual Bordeaux field trip. Unlike certain other growths, Lafite Rothchild's wines always live up to its reputation (even in poor years), and it is the most consistent of first growths.

Lafite Rothschild is under the guidance of Baron Eric Rothschild and the down-to-earth winemaker Charles Chevalier who has has positioned Lafite Rothschild at the forefront of the Bordeaux wines. There is now little to no application of chemical fertilisers and very sparse use of organic fertiliser.


“The 2000 Lafite is darker in colour and appears less mature than the 2003. It has a glorious bouquet with very good fruit intensity: blackberry, small dark cherries, crushed stone and a touch of cedar, a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon nose. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins: broody dark fruit, a touch of sandalwood, graphite and a hint of balsamic. It is very nicely balanced although not as powerful as expected, a wine that is perhaps gone into its shell. The finish is well defined, the graphite element coming through strongly, with a long tail of supple, primal dark fruit lingering in the mouth. Graceful and refined, this is a very assured expression of its terroir.”

"Subtle aromas of currants, leather, tobacco and cedar. Classic cigar box nose, with fruit. Full-bodied, with an amazing texture of silky, ripe tannins. This wine completely coats your palate, but caresses it at the same time. This is the best young Lafite ever made. A triumph." Wine Spectator